Friday, December 15, 2017

Curry-Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas


Christmas is just around the corner.  We are a little over a week away from the big day.  


This week I saw The Christmas Carol at Ford's Theater.  The last time I saw The Christmas Carol I was in high school.  My dad often reads it to us at Christmas time.  He even read it to my mom and I last year. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chocolate Pancakes with Mint M and Ms


This month is flying by.  I only have a week and a half before flying home for Christmas.  Yesterday I participated in a white elephant gift exchange.  I had forgotten about it until the last minute.  I was already leaving when I realized I needed to bring a white elephant gift to the party.


I ran back up to my apartment and grabbed one of my cookbooks from my shelves and threw it into a bag.  After someone had selected and opened the gift, I saw a piece of paper peaking out from behind the front cover.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Giant Chocolate Cookie with Mint M and Ms


It's starting to look like Christmas.  Everybody has Christmas lights, the radio is playing Christmas music, and everyone is throwing Christmas parties.


It is an exciting time of year.  Yesterday I took a walk at dusk and saw all of my neighbors' Christmas lights.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Artichoke, Spinach, and Caramelized Onions


I have had another busy week.  I week ago I went to Spain.  I was back in town for two days before leaving on a work trip to San Francisco.


I was only in San Francisco for three days, and my days were mostly filled with work stuff.  I was still able to see the pier, the ocean, and some seals.  I also walked around Chinatown and ate some tasty Mexican food.  



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Pancakes with Cinnamon and Sugar Pop-Tarts


I just got back from spending a little over a week in Spain.  I am exhausted and am going to bed probably within an hour even though it is only eight.


Spain was wonderful.   I think it is one of my favorite countries.  We visited Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, and Sevilla.  I had such a good time that I think I'll go back and visit other cities.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cadbury Harvest Mix Candies


I'm in a cookie making roll.  It's a tasty habit, but it isn't necessarily good for my health.  It is the season of overindulgence.  


I have made other recipes between these two batches of cookies, but I wanted to post this fall themed cookie recipe before Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips


It is going to be an excited November.  I'm leaving to go to Spain this coming Thursday.  I'll be there vacationing for ten days.  


I will work for two days when I get back from Spain, and then I am going to San Francisco for a few days for a work conference.  Unfortunately,  I'm not going to get much work done in November.